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John Ylvisaker

liturgical songwriter, recording artist, composer, performer, ethnomusicologist

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Jan '15

1964 Student Conclave, Fargo Forum

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Jan '12

Wartburg honors composer

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Nov '10

Ylvisaker Family Left Its Mark on Midwest Lutheranism

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Apr '10

Which Way Are You Leaning?

Which Way Are You Leaning? (Word & World, 1992)

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Apr '10

Imaginative Use of the Arts

Imaginative Use of the Arts: Music and Audio: Ten Steps Toward Responsible Innovation (Word & World, 1985)

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Apr '10

Jesus Christ! What Were They On?

Excerpted from “Mojo” Magazine, June 2001, pages 22-23.

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Apr '10

Beyond Borning Cry

Excerpted from The Lutheran magazine, December 2008.

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Apr '10

Two Streams of Congregational Music

The following article was included as the Preface to the second printing of Borning Cry – Worship for a New Generation in 1994. THE TWO STREAMS OF CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC When church members hear talk of “contemporary” worship, their usual reaction is, “We’ve never done that kind of thing before.”  Well, that’s probably not true.  The […]

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Apr '10

Indigenization in Church Music

From Cross Accent Magazine: the Folk Process Is Alive and Well Webster defines the term “indigenization” as the practice of “adopting beliefs and customs of others to local ways, “ or “increasing local participation in or ownership of.”  Either way, it is a good word to use in defining the practice (the “folk process”) of […]

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Apr '10

Songs of Greatness

The following essay was written on November 25, 2007 by Darwin R. Anthony of Trimont, MN.  It is posted here with his permission SONGS OF GREATNESS Our church organist, Kris Scheff, gained an appreciation for his music when she worked with his group.  She was the reason that he gave a concert in our community […]